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The Magnificent Concubine
(Yang Kwei Fei)

by LI Han-hsiang


Five years after Kenji Mizoguchi, Li Han-hsiang proposed his own version of the tragic life of Emperor Xuanzong’s favourite concubine (in the mid-Tang dynasty, 618-907). Yang Yuhan, better known as Yang Kwei-fei, was one of the four great beauties of ancient China. Her passionate relationship with the Emperor and the joy they both found in the pleasures of music and dance arouse the court’s intense disapproval. She was finally forced to commit suicide in front of his eyes. The film gained two awards at Cannes in 1962. JB

  • Titre français
    The Magnificent Concubine
  • Original title
    Yang Kwei Fei
  • Titre international
    The Magnificent Concubine
  • Scénario
    WANG Chih-Po
  • Photo
  • Montage
    CHAING Hsing-Loong
  • Musique
    WANG Shun
  • Interprétation
    CHAO Lei, KU Wen-Tsung, LI Hsiang-Chun, LI Li-Hua, YANG Chi-Ching, YEN Chuan
  • Production
    Shaw Brothers
  • Ventes internationales
    Celestial Pictures :
  • Prix obtenus
    Deux prix en Festival de Cannes en 1962
  • Support de projection
    Beta SP
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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